Now Hiring Positions For New Soccer Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium — home of the Houston Dynamo and Texas Southern University football — will hold its inaugural job fair on Saturday. They're looking to hire a seasonal staff to help kick off the building's grand opening events.

With the new soccer stadium set to open in May, employees will be needed for a variety of positions. A job fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the UH-Downtown Special Events Center, located on the third floor.

Gina Rotolo is with the Stadium. She says they're looking to hire about 250 workers to help kick off the building's grand opening events.

"These are people that are going to help us in all the general operations for the stadium: Dynamo home games, TSU Football games, USA Rugby, our concert events, everything that we do at the stadium. This is the staff that we're going need to rely on. So we are looking for candidates to help us with guest services, ticket sellers, cashiers, greeters, ticket takers, ushers and more."

She says the employees being hired are seasonal.

"Depending on our event schedule, we work during the week, in the evenings and on the weekends and in some cases, we do actually require staff to be there for holidays. It's a seasonal job because we aren't necessarily operational to full capacity, 12 months out of the year. However I can tell you, soccer season starts in March and goes to the end of October, and of course we're excited, knowing that we're gonna make playoffs and hopefully go to another championship. So we could extend all the way to the end of November."

Applicants need to bring a current resume, driver's license and Social Security card. They must be at least 18 years of age and will be interviewed by hiring managers. More information on the job fair can be found at www.bbvacompassstadium.com.

 

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2012
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: University of Houston-Downtown, Special Events Center
One Main Street
3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

PARKING: FREE parking available at the UHD Daly Lot located at 500 North Main Street. For maps and parking directions, visit http://www.uhd.edu/about/parking/map.html

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